Thursday, July 16, 2009

Part 3-- class time

wow! there was never a dull moment during class. Here a look into just a few things we learned:

not to use slang terms with residents at the nursing home- 'dude' is a term for an elephants rump

memorizing 50 RCP's (resident care procedures) is equivalent to memorizing Matthew chapters 5, 6, 7, and half of 8
good body mechanics are vital when moving residents
actually we didn't learn what this was until AFTER we ate it. pureed something or other

you learn to just 'not think about it'

plugging your nose is a myth.

thank God that you in fact are NOT elderly and DON'T need pureed food

some class mates don't know that they're eating pureed turkey garlic gunk, asparagus, and cookies. (don't be fooled it's ALL gross!)

There's so much more to transferring a resident from point 'a' to point 'b'!

resident: "something doesn't feel right... i think you forgot something."

cna: i did what? i forgot your... CATHETER BAG!" :)

(thankfully that never happened)

laughter truly is the best medicine. i think we overdosed sometimes! lol

when making a bed there's WAY more then meets the eye


wondering if all that is necessary

learned how to shave a face

yes... he survived without a nick!


Amos said...

LOL...learning to shave a face..

tiff said...

what's so funny about that amos? lol actually it is really funny!

it was one of the care procedures we had to memorize step for step and then do it on someone.

yeah... the poor guys!

LocaChica said...

That looks fun..well, mostly except for the GROSS food guck you had to eat! Eeeeeew! LOL thanks for posting. Keeping you in my prayers :)